Quote from karlwarnkester »Quote from yntl2003 »If you're trying to simulsend and he has more refs than you it should be his choice.
You just have to pay your dues in a system like this. If you want it faster you can ask if he would send as soon as you give him a tracking #.
If this is a sale post then I'd expect the cash first before sending regardless of refs.
Other than that, if you don't feel comfortable don't trade.
Data for your information if the above question was unclear. I have more refs. He believes they are not as recent as his and is manipulating who sends first. Others on here have gotten burned.
To be fair, the full story of it is:
>We agreed to trade at the same time (him with the dumb excuse)
>My end gets to him with no problem
>He doesn't send with tracking and all of a sudden it never shows up. For weeks on weeks on weeks.
>I try contacting him the first time.
>He responds and asks me to keep waiting. I wait longer (for over a month now), then I tell him again that it never showed up. Then he doesn't respond to any of my messages for another set of weeks. I was patient too; I tried to only send maybe one reminder message every 5-7 days.
>Then I'm forced to bring in the mods, and all of a sudden he starts responding again. Apparently the cards got lost in the mail. We agree to compensation, but he doesn't want to pay the full amount. I just settle for about maybe less than 2/3 the value of the cards I lost, because at this point I just want it to be over with.
In then end, even though I "got" some money out of it, I'm down cards and value. And hell, I even lost a bit of money too, since some of the cards I was supposed to get, I was forced to go out of my way and purchase (I had to, unless I didn't want to finish my deck(s) before the events).
Tl;dr: So, the fact that he responded probably means that it's unlikely he's a ripper. And he payed so there's that too. He had no refs on this site. Sure, it could've been garbage luck for the both of us. Thing is though, I always find it kind of convenient that the low-ref/no-ref trades always cause BS problems like this. I've traded with higher ref'd traders before with much bigger and more valuable piles on both sides before without any problems. I'm always the one sending first on these trades as well. Not a single problem.
I think the only redeeming argument about the "no recent trades," is if the user hasn't traded with anyone recently AND hasn't been online in years AND the trade offer seems a little too good. Now that could be bait; I've gotten ripped like that as well.